Click the Best Food Photographs this Christmas; Platter Helps You Do That

December 23, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Christmas is always when people get together; share a lot of stuff, along with love and care.

But of late, due of the advent of all the superb technology, Christmas is also sharing your moments with others, or rather with everyone.

So if you are anyway going to do it, why not do it with something that is designed for it?

This is where Platter comes in. Platter is a free social food photography app for Apple products, and this time, folks at Pocket-Lint have come up with Platter’s tips to give a perfect finish to your food photography expeditions.


    • Use natural daylight. Platter says that window lights will always give you the best desired result.
    • Don’t go for overhead lights, they ruin your picture with shadows. And also, if your dish gets the lighting of standing lamp, or a table lamp, the color will be more flattering.
    • Choose the best angle, specially keep in mind the flat dishes as they fail to impact as much as stacked dishes when shot from the sides.
    • Do not overcrowd the plate. It is always graceful to show a little portion of your plate, rather than hoard all the food you have in one.



    • Let other items also a part of your photo, as it will captivate the mood of the festival. Come, widen your frame, and include that Christmas tree, a dash of green and red will do wonders!
    • There is no rule which says you have to photograph the whole plate. After all, perspectives matter. And who would want to see a dish the way he/she sees it while they are eating. Drop in that unique perspective only you own!
    • Gravy is not a bad thing, and so is steam. It could make people salivate!
    • Keep your hands steady. Well, yes, if you are serious about this, then limit your drinks and make it all about the photos. Tripods may always not be an option in the case of food photography.
    • Do not just limit the photos to the food. Yes, the mood is not just about the food, its about the people, its about the festival of sharing and caring in which everyone is a part off. They make your story complete.
And enjoy your dinner, as much as you want beautiful photos. And don’t worry, someone will snap that lovely photo of you savoring your dinner too. After all, that’s what family is for!
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